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Offline Coriel

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Soli Invictori but which mint?
« on: January 20, 2016, 06:38:38 AM »
Hi Victor
I've just recently received this very nice Constantine I, - Soli Invictori on the reverse.

The dealer said it was a London mint. Now, all the London minted coins I could find said PLN, but as you see this coin says PLC or G which would indicate Lugdunum. The field marks are S - F which indicate London. Which is it please?

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Re: Soli Invictori but which mint?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 08:52:31 AM »
It is the Lyons mint


Constantine I
A.D. 313- 314
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG --  laureate, draped and cuirassed, seen from rear.
SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI --  Sol rad., raising r. hand, globe in l.; stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder. across fields S and F.
in ex. PLG
RIC VII Lyons 5

The S F in the fields might be an abbreviation for SAECVLI FELICITAS -- Age of Good Fortune

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Re: Soli Invictori but which mint?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 04:39:44 PM »
Thank you so much Victor. I thought it might be. But oh dear, I would like a London mint!
James